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2009 Results: New Jersey

Other years: 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

See list of localities in New Jersey with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Snow Goose 177,031       67      
Brant 9,437       51      
Barnacle Goose 1       1      
Cackling Goose 2       1      
Canada Goose 46,801       644      
Mute Swan 838       78      
Tundra Swan 632       14      
Wood Duck 86       20      
Gadwall 272       23      
Eurasian Wigeon 2       2      
American Wigeon 378       20      
American Black Duck 3,041       87      
Mallard 7,123       346      
Northern Shoveler 181       16      
Northern Pintail 3,482       34      
Green-winged Teal 1,325       30      
Canvasback 891       19      
Redhead 6       5      
Ring-necked Duck 1,017       41      
Greater Scaup 194       6      
Lesser Scaup 581       13      
Common Eider 1       1      
Harlequin Duck 133       8      
Surf Scoter 89       8      
White-winged Scoter 4       3      
Black Scoter 235       12      
Long-tailed Duck 437       21      
Bufflehead 1,296       78      
Common Goldeneye 406       26      
Barrow's Goldeneye 3       3      
Hooded Merganser 841       95      
Common Merganser 1,848       92      
Red-breasted Merganser 350       43      
Ruddy Duck 180       16      
Northern Bobwhite 3       2      
Ring-necked Pheasant 35       12      
Wild Turkey 858       75      
Red-throated Loon 59       10      
Common Loon 113       21      
Pied-billed Grebe 2       2      
Horned Grebe 58       11      
Red-necked Grebe 5       3      
Eared Grebe 2       2      
Northern Gannet 2       1      
Double-crested Cormorant 88       24      
Great Cormorant 26       14      
American Bittern 1       1      
Great Blue Heron 157       103      
Great Egret 4       4      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 18       7      
Black Vulture 463       113      
Turkey Vulture 1,999       486      
Bald Eagle 69       35      
Northern Harrier 94       53      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 111       102      
Cooper's Hawk 153       141      
Northern Goshawk 3       3      
Red-shouldered Hawk 55       46      
Red-tailed Hawk 606       391      
Rough-legged Hawk 9       7      
American Kestrel 23       19      
Merlin 12       11      
Peregrine Falcon 23       20      
American Coot 513       18      
Sandhill Crane 1       1      
Black-bellied Plover 4       1      
Semipalmated Plover 2       1      
Killdeer 55       22      
American Oystercatcher 11       3      
Willet 3       1      
Lesser Yellowlegs 11       2      
Ruddy Turnstone 9       5      
Sanderling 157       9      
Western Sandpiper 35       2      
Purple Sandpiper 79       4      
Dunlin 8,723       8      
Wilson's Snipe 1       1      
American Woodcock 8       5      
Bonaparte's Gull 48       5      
Black-headed Gull 1       1      
Ring-billed Gull 11,470       234      
Herring Gull 5,503       232      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 7       5      
Glaucous Gull 1       1      
Great Black-backed Gull 900       105      
Atlantic Puffin 2       2      
Rock Pigeon 2,628       232      
Mourning Dove 9,525       1,608      
Monk Parakeet 28       1      
Eastern Screech-Owl 11       11      
Great Horned Owl 21       17      
Snowy Owl 3       2      
Barred Owl 5       4      
Long-eared Owl 9       6      
Short-eared Owl 18       5      
Rufous Hummingbird 1       1      
Belted Kingfisher 35       33      
Red-headed Woodpecker 47       34      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1,158       902      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 43       37      
Downy Woodpecker 2,363       1,310      
Hairy Woodpecker 503       361      
Northern Flicker 252       167      
Pileated Woodpecker 60       51      
Eastern Phoebe 5       5      
Northern Shrike 1       1      
Blue Jay 3,197       1,021      
American Crow 6,979       768      
Fish Crow 249       55      
Common Raven 11       4      
Horned Lark 228       14      
Tree Swallow 36       7      
Carolina Chickadee 1,645       555      
Black-capped Chickadee 2,458       870      
Tufted Titmouse 4,282       1,466      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 136       73      
White-breasted Nuthatch 1,698       947      
Brown Creeper 91       73      
Carolina Wren 893       562      
Winter Wren 74       46      
Marsh Wren 13       6      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 28       20      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 14       12      
Eastern Bluebird 453       116      
Hermit Thrush 43       37      
American Robin 3,621       386      
Gray Catbird 40       29      
Northern Mockingbird 478       388      
Brown Thrasher 3       2      
European Starling 20,007       919      
American Pipit 78       5      
Bohemian Waxwing 1       1      
Cedar Waxwing 110       23      
Snow Bunting 30       6      
Orange-crowned Warbler 2       2      
Palm Warbler 3       2      
Pine Warbler 10       10      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 245       92      
Eastern Towhee 31       16      
American Tree Sparrow 812       186      
Chipping Sparrow 224       32      
Field Sparrow 325       67      
Savannah Sparrow 70       19      
Seaside Sparrow 5       1      
Fox Sparrow 74       40      
Song Sparrow 1,365       494      
Swamp Sparrow 103       24      
White-throated Sparrow 3,890       809      
White-crowned Sparrow 109       41      
Dark-eyed Junco 10,034       1,504      
Northern Cardinal 5,201       1,608      
Red-winged Blackbird 15,542       561      
Eastern Meadowlark 77       7      
Rusty Blackbird 4       3      
Brewer's Blackbird 6       2      
Common Grackle 16,482       630      
Boat-tailed Grackle 227       13      
Brown-headed Cowbird 2,238       201      
Baltimore Oriole 2       2      
Purple Finch 887       270      
House Finch 5,535       1,096      
White-winged Crossbill 106       10      
Common Redpoll 6       3      
Pine Siskin 7,848       664      
American Goldfinch 9,665       1,299      
House Sparrow 8,683       989      
Total 445,162             

A total of 166 species were reported.

See list of localities in New Jersey with reports.

This report was updated 15-Jan-2013 09:05 ET.